12 Nov 2020

3-9 Nov 2020 Central Clinical School publications

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease burden grows as people become
fatter: Study. Image: Shutterstock
Recent publications featuring research as notified by PubMed during 3-9 November 2020 from Central Clinical School affiliated researchers in the following departments. The below is not a comprehensive list:

  • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Immunology and Pathology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine - Alfred & Peninsula
  • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
  • Neuroscience
  • Surgery

11 Nov 2020

Monash ‘Neuroscience in a Flash’ Competition 2020

See more about Monash's Neuroscience capabilities
What is the Monash ‘Neuroscience in a Flash’ Competition? 

The ‘Neuroscience in a Flash’ Competition is a challenge for graduate research students, to creatively present their research thesis to a general audience, in three minutes, using only one slide!

As a result of the current COVID-19 restrictions, the Department of Neuroscience will be hosting the competition virtually, using Zoom:

  • Session 1 (Mon 30 Nov, 12:30 - 1:30pm) - For Honours and PhD or Masters who are pre-confirmation
  • Session 2 (Mon 14 Dec, 12:30 - 1:30pm) - For PhD or Masters post-confirmation

Register to attend here www.monash.edu/medicine/research/grad-research/monash-neuroscience-in-a-flash-competition-2020

Welcome to Matt Cull, Journalism intern

Welcome to Matt Cull, who is currently finishing his final year in journalism, and is undertaking an internship with Central Clincal School, working with Julia Veitch.

Matt  also holds a Bachelor in Music from Monash University. Over the course of completing his degree he has worked in advertising and finance, and enjoys covering stories across a wide range of topics. He has a particular interest in politics and science, and how those topics intersect with journalism. He moved to Melbourne from Perth to study at Monash, and has also spent time studying abroad at New York University.

Matt will be writing up our research and producing videos for during his  internship.

Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic webinar: 12 noon - 1.30 pm Tues 17 Nov 2020

Prof Allen Cheng will talk about Australia's response to the
COVID-19 pandemic 12-1.30 pm, Tues 17 Nov. Register

The Alfred Education and Innovation Hub with Alfred Research Alliance present a webinar with Professor Allen Cheng discussing Australia’s response to COVID-19, on Tuesday 17 November, 12 noon - 1.30 pm. 

Prof Cheng is an infectious diseases specialist and epidemiologist who has been Victoria's acting Deputy Chief Health Officer since July 2020 - throughout the state's second COVID-19 wave. 

See more below or register now.

9 Nov 2020

2020 Central Clinical School graduate research symposium winners

L-R top row: Alex Dimitropulous, Coco Shi, Akshita Rana.
Lower row: April Raftery, Rishabh Sharma, Nicola Sergienko.

Central Clinical School's 13th annual graduate research symposium held on 4-5 November was very successful, with around 40 students presenting or participating from across the school, so it was a very strong field. See the booklet for pictures of all participants. 

A number of new sessions were introduced this year including a keynote presentation. Many thanks to Shane Nanayakkara for sharing his insights. Congratulations to the student organisers (some but not all pictured above) and both student and staff participants, and of course the winners! See list below and also on the CCS graduate research web page.

Until We Tweet Again: What Happens Next? podcast on social media and mental health, part three

This episode of What Happens Next? features all the best tips and guidance from our experts about how to help young people manage their social media use for mental health and wellbeing, and how it can be used to build communities and share stories. Gemma Sharp is one of three interviewees in this podcast, speaking on how to be aware of when social media use is becoming unhealthy.

People You May Know: What Happens Next? podcast on social media and mental health, part two

Every generation faces its own moral panic over new technology. Even right back to Socrates when the use of written text in books was seen as something that would negatively impact our lives. In the 20th century, wireless radio and television was thought or assumed to bring about the downfall of civilisation.

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